Thursday, May 30, 2013

Febreze Hawaiian Aloha Carpet Deodorizing Powder Review

With two kids, my husband, and myself, our floors see a lot of traffic daily. Sometimes I end up running the sweeper three or four times throughout the day because you never know when a cookie or chip is going to get broke and leave its mess behind. The one thing I have found is no matter how much I clean messes, the carpet tends to develop a smell that has to be covered up with spray, and always returns. Unless you have the time to deep clean your carpet weekly which I, unfortunately, do not. You have to keep spraying, pay someone to take care of if, or just deal with the smell. Luckily, there is a great product that I had the chance to review. I was sent Febreze Hawaiian Aloha Carpet Deodorizing Powder ($3.49) from Bissell

Strawesome Review/Giveaway

Recently I was given the opportunity to work with Strawesome. Strawesome is a company that offers glass straws, of which I am personally a huge fan. Not only do they help save you money, but they also are reusable, and cut down on the amounts of plastic trash that is put into landfills on a daily basis. Aside from being good for the environment and saving money, they are really cool looking too. I was sent a very cute and girly glass straw from the Design collection for my little girl and I to use and enjoy. 
Here are some facts on these unique glass drinking straws:

Bits Limited Smart Strip Energy Saving Smart Surge Protector Review/Giveaway

Have you ever heard of the dreaded moments when the electric goes out and expensive electronics that were  plugged in never work again? Power surges go through our lines when the electric goes out. I have been lucky not to experience this myself, but thunderstorms are a part of warm weather and every storm is a potential disaster for your favorite electric devices. I am really happy to share with you a company that not only offers products that helps with saving your electronics from the wrath of a power surge, but also help reduce your electric bills. Bits Limited sent me a Smart Strip Surge Protector that saves me money and protects my electronic belongings.



TILTH Beauty OpenSky Giveaway

TILTH Beauty OpenSky Giveaway

Once the 500 mark has been reached, FIVE lucky winners will be randomly chosen to receive a collection of TILTH Beauty products. 

To enter the giveaway, simply:

1. Click on the link.

2. Sign in with Facebook.

3. Click “Follow” for your chance to win.

Disclosure: I was sent products for free to review for my honest opinion, from either a PR agency or a company. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Father's Day Must Haves - L'Occitane

Give him the gift of indulgence this Father's Day with luxe gifts from L'OCCITANE. Whether you're shopping for the traditional guy or the modern man, there's a L'OCCITANE item just for him:

Limited-Edition Shaving Essentials:

~Plisson for L’Occitane Razor ($55): Plisson, the brand behind the “Holy Grail” of shaving essentials, created this exceptional razor exclusively for L’Occitane with chromed brass and exotic wood for a close and comfortable shave.

~Plisson for L’Occitane Shaving Brush ($85): Also, created exclusively for L’Occitane, this soft brush is made with 100% revolutionary synthetic material and a rosewood handle to create the ultimate shaving experience.

Fashionable Gift Boxes Adorned with a Playful Moustache:

Cade Gift Set ($55)
Treat the special guy in your life to the ultimate grooming experience with this complete kit, which features everything he needs to achieve a smooth, clean shave.

L’Occitan Gift Set ($65)
Celebrating classic Provence and its men, indulge in the rawest French ingredients with this fragrance. For a man who never forgets his origins.

Verdon Gift Set ($55)
Surprise a loved one with a range of skincare products made to energize the skin and revitalize the mind. For a man always on the move!

Where to purchase: L’Occitane’s products may be purchased at usa.loccitane.com

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

New Miracle Skin Transformer Acne Control ~ Plus Review

Introducing the First Ever Tinted Complexion Enhancer for Acne Prone Skin
New Miracle Skin Transformer Acne Control

The first ever acne treatment to fight “pimple memory,” or recurring breakouts in the same spot.  Smart salicylic acid, anti-microbial peptides, marine extracts and vitamin B3 treat work together to heal and prevent breakouts now and in the future.

This lightweight, oil-free formula controls shine and sebum, leaving a smooth, matte, flawless finish as it hydrates, firms and calms skin.  Available in five shades: Translucent, Light, Medium, Tan and Dark.  
Acne Control works to:
~Reduce oil production
~Sooth redness and irritation
~Prevent future breakouts
~Cover the appearance of acne marks
~Reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
~Even skin tone and texture

I am so happy that I had the chance to review this product. It has literally come at the best time. With summer here there are days of hot weather and humidity which can cause breakouts. Not to mention the pregnancy hormones. When I first received the Miracle Skin Transformer Acne Control, I could not wait to see how well it truly worked. I love the fact that it not only offers acne control but also other issues that I may be dealing with. This product helps with redness, irritation, fine lines, and wrinkles, evens your skin tone & texture, reduces oil, and yes helps with breakouts and future breakouts. I mean this is a lot offered by one product. 

When I first applied the Miracle Skin Transformer Acne Control, I was happy with how well this product matched up with my skin tone. This product blended into my skin very nicely and the added tint was nice. I love that with this product my face did not look oily. Within the week or so of using this product, I have noticed my breakouts are not as bad. Typically, I do not have that big of a problem but pregnancy and summer heat it has gotten worse than normal. This product has really helped with my blemishes and the results have been nice.

Where to purchase: $48 / Available at Sephora stores nationwide and online via www.sephora.com and www.miracleskintransformer.com.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Stay Protected This Summer With Avon's Skin So Soft Bug Guard!

This summer, Avon has the essentials you need to help stay protected from the season’s sun burn and bug bites. Avon’s classic Skin So Soft Bug Guard collection keeps certain insects away while delivering SPF protection for the whole family. No matter where your summer takes you, Avon lets you embrace the great outdoors with a selection of outdoor products. Find the perfect formulas for your family:
SKIN SO SOFT Bug Guard Plus IR3535 Expedition SPF 30* ($14-$16):
This double-duty formula provides 2-in-1 protection by shielding skin from the sun and repelling certain pesky insects like mosquitoes and deer ticks. Formulas are DEET-free and are formulated with Vitamin E. Expedition is available in an Aerosol spray and Pump spray and repels mosquitoes for 8 hours. The pump spray is now available in bonus and travel sizes to suit your every need.

SKIN SO SOFT Bug Guard Plus Picaridin ($14-$16):
Protect your family when mosquitoes are more active - dawn and dusk - with this strong, dependable insect repellent. These DEET-free formulas provide long-lasting protection against deer ticks and mosquitoes.  Repels deer ticks that may transmit Lyme Disease.  Repels mosquitoes that may transmit West Nile Virus. Bug Guard Plus Picaridin is available as an Aerosol Spray, Pump Spray, or Towelettes, and just like our other favorite formula, the pump spray will come in bonus and travel sizes and the towelettes will now be available in a 16 pack.

SKIN SO SOFT Bug Guard Plus IR3535 Lotion SPF 30 ($14)
Get dual protection from sun and certain bugs with this SPF-enriched insect repellent. The formula effectively repels bugs like mosquitoes and deer ticks while helping to prevent sunburn. Hypoallergenic, DEET-free and PABA-free, the formula contains Aloe and Vitamin E. Available as a Gentle Breeze Lotion and a Cool ‘n Fabulous Disappearing Color Lotion.

SKIN SO SOFT Bug Guard Anti-Itch Spray ($10)
Just in case you forgot your Bug Guard and you have an annoying, itchy insect bite, this formula soothes and provides temporary relief to itching insect bites and sunburns (does not repel insects).

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

AVEDA: Father's Day Gift Under $35

With Father’s Day just around the corner (June 16th), give that special man in your life the perfect mix of grooming essentials that he can use at home and on the go… and it’s under $35.
AVEDA MEN PURE-FORMANCE SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
Aveda Men Pure-Formance Shampoo and Pure-Formance Conditioner are high-performance, botanically-based daily hair care products that soothe, protect, and relieve the scalp while cleansing, conditioning and adding shine to hair.

AVEDA MEN PURE-FORMANCE GROOMING CLAY
Aveda Men Pure-Formance Grooming Clay delivers texture, thickness and definition with a matte finish.   Light weight micro-fibers flex, making hold pliable yet strong.

AVEDA MEN PURE-FORMANCE DUAL ACTION AFTERSHAVE
Aveda Men Pure-Formance Dual Action Aftershave is a non-greasy, 2-in-1 post-shave moisturizer that is clinically proven to prevent razor burn and in-grown hairs.  Provides lightweight daily hydration and oil control while soothing and relieving freshly shaved or irritated skin.  Formula is 97% naturally-derived[1] and is mild, non-acnegenic, and dermatologist-tested. 

AROMA
All Aveda Men Pure-Formance products contain a rich, spicy, refreshing aroma made with kunzea and certified organic essential oils of spearmint, citrus, vetiver, and lavender.


Where to purchase: Available in Aveda salons, spas and stores and online at aveda.com and m.aveda.com for $32.50. Please visit aveda.com or call 800.328.0849 for locations or more information.
Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.
                                                                                 

Kaleidoscopes To You Review

Do you remember the first time you ever looked into a kaleidoscope? If it was when you were a kid, it was probably one of the coolest things you had seen. Growing up has not changed that for me. My kids have the same fascination with Kaleidoscopes. They like them just as much as I do. Unfortunately, all of the tech-related gadgets have made many things, such as the kaleidoscope, a forgotten relic. They are still out there, and some are very nice. I was sent a Padauk Teleidoscope ($65.) from Kaleidoscopes To You to review. This is a top quality kaleidoscope made from wood, and pieced together to perfection. 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Cate & Levi Hand Puppet Review

My kids have always had great imaginations. It is amazing to see how well they interact with each other and also with kids and babies who are younger than they are. Of all of the games they play, my kids love to play hand puppets often. They play with other little ones and, I have to say, that sometimes they really get into it. They are so good with hand puppets, and using their imagination. It is perfect practice for them to put on a show when their new baby sister is here in September. Cate & Levi was kind enough to send me one of their newest hand puppets to review. I was sent the Dragon ($25.00), which is super cute and really what a quality hand puppet should look like.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Wrap-N-Mat Review

School is over for the summer, unfortunately that does not mean that I get to stop packing lunches. I pack just as many snacks and lunches throughout the summer months as I do during the school months. I pack them for day trips, the park, when we go swimming, and any other occasion that calls for me to do so. I am always on the lookout for new products to help relieve the never-ending cost of packed lunches. I had the chance to work with Wrap -N- Mat on a review of a couple of their wraps. I was sent the wrap and also the large
pouch.
The Wrap-N-Mat products provide 2 products in 1. Food storage and place-mat in one.
Wrap-N-Mat uses a food grade plastic all of their products because:
Friday, May 24, 2013

Get Color PHerfection with Amika


Indulge dry locks with intense moisture while gently cleansing with the amika Obliphica Color PHerfection Shampoo. This breakthrough formula combines Obliphica (Sea Buckthorn Berry) seed oil & Wild Cherry Bark extract to deliver a luxurious lather that rinses clean. Vitamin E infuses strands with increased manageability, while the pH range 5.0-5.5 locks in color — leaving hair insanely radiant and shiny. This fabulous shampoo is for all hair types and free of parabens and artificial colors.
Directions: 
Wet hair and gently massage a small amount throughout scalp and hair. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Where to purchase: You can make a purchase from www.loveamika.com for $22.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Pür Minerals NEW CC Cream with SPF 40 ~ Plus Review

Bye-Bye BB, Say Hello to Pür Mineral’s Newest Launch – The Broad Spectrum SPF 40 CC Cream!

Pür Minerals introduces their new CC Cream with SPF 40. Pür’s CC protects, corrects and perfects skin’s appearance with clinically advanced, plant based ingredients. This silicone-free formula works to erase brown spots, blemishes, redness and fine lines while balancing uneven skin tone.
Pür’s CC Cream is formulated with two unique ingredients:

DERMAPUR HP - a special complex extracted from meadowsweet that’s rich in clarifying phenolic acids.

CLARISKIN II - a unique agent made from wheat germ that targets the look of discoloration with key antioxidants.

Available in four shades:

With summer here, I want my face to be clear now more than ever. I want the brown spots, blemishes, redness and fine lines to be much less noticeable. With little ones, it seems like we always want to take day trips in the summer. We love to go to the zoo, the Aquarium, parks, fairs, amusement parks, water parks and more. The problem is with it being summer these places are super hot so your makeup sometimes does not want to last the whole day. When your makeup starts to fade then your little skin imperfections do start to become more noticeable. Luckily, for me the Pur Minerals CC Cream with SPF 40 has come to the rescue for not only imperfections but also protection from the sun. 


This product works amazing. It goes onto your skin very easily and blends in with ease. My face has not broken out, gotten red or had any issues from using this product. The results however are very nice. When we go on our day trips I have noticed when my makeup starts to fade, my face does not have as many issues that are noticeable. I do not think about going to the restroom and trying to do a quick touchup so that my blemishes are not showing. They simply are not as noticeable with using this product. I love the results that this product is offering me and can see myself continuing to use this product for these results. I also am happy that my face is being protected from the sun. 

Pür Minerals is available at ULTA Stores nationwide, professional spas and physician offices and online via www.purminerals.com for $38.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Last Minute Memorial Day Essentials!

Memorial Day weekend; the long awaited unofficial start to summer is just days away. Whether your 4 day weekend consists of digging your toes in the sand, or celebrating with BBQs, remember to pack these products to look your best all weekend long.

Worried your bottom half is looking a little rounder, now that it’s time to welcome shorts, dresses and dare I say, bathing suits into your daily wardrobe? Soap & Glory Sit Tight™ Super Intense XS is your summer time savior. Designed to reduce the appearance of orange peel skin, plus firm, rehydrate and tone – all while you sit! This new sit activated lower body firming serum is formulated with a firming caffeine complex and detoxyboost technology to give you maximum smoothing results.

Available at Sephora stores and www.Sephora.com: $38

Travel lightly this weekend with the multitasking wonder of Clark’s Botanicals Cellular Lifting Moisture Mist. A spritz or two allows you to clean and calm skin, neutralize bacteria to prevent blemishes, moisturize and address wrinkles. Use in place of your face lotion, apply after the beach to revive dehydrated skin or spray on top of your makeup to set it in place for a long day of parties and getherings.

Available at www.ClarksBotanicals.com: $28

If you can’t make it to the beach this weekend but still want sexy beachy waves try the Philip B. Mauie Wowie Volumizing & Thickening Beach Mist. Laced with fresh coconut and Tahitian gardenia this mist will not only leave a summer scent lingering behind you, but also nourishes hair with aloe vera.

Available at www.philipb.com: $22

 
Complete your beauty routine with these summer-friendly products to achieve a look that’s can easily go from day to night. Leave heavy foundations in the past with cold weathered days, Lancôme Bienfait Teinté BB Cream allows for healthy-looking perfection by giving natural, even coverage, while serving as a daily source of vitamin-enriched hydration for 24-hour nurturing moisture. Use Lancôme Color Design Eye brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Peach Opulence to create a golden glow on your lids. Apply lightly during the day and build color to quickly create the ultimate night eye. 

Available at Lancôme counters nations wide and www.lancome-usa.com: BB Cream $45, Shadow & Liner Palette $49

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

You Could Win A Family Guy Collector's Gift Package

On June 20, 2013, one lucky Family Guy fan will win a Family Guy Collector's Gift package which includes Family Guy Volume 1-10 DVDs and the Monopoly Family Guy board game.

Here’s how to enter the contest:

Hover around and find the secret character with the special message.

Click on the character, and submit your name and email address to enter the drawing.

Winner will be selected at random on June 20, 2013. CableTV.com is not affiliated with 20th Century Fox or Fuzzy Door Productions. Upon entering the contest, you will be given the option to subscribe to our email newsletter (no obligation necessary).

80 of Your Favorite Family Guy Characters
Created by the team at CableTV.com

Kimberly Snyder’s Quinoa, Avocado and Corn Salad

With Memorial Day around the corner, New York Times best selling author of The Beauty Detox Foods and celebrity nutritionist, Kimberly Snyder, thought it would be useful to supply you with this yummy and super healthy dish that is easy to pack for that summer kickoff party. Indulge in this yummy Quinoa, Avocado and Corn Salad recipe!

Kimberly Snyder’s Quinoa, Avocado and Corn Salad
The only pre-prep with this dish is to be sure to soak the quinoa overnight. Finalize the rest of the recipe in the morning or early afternoon.  It tastes great at room temperature, so it’s perfect to bring to the barbeque, pool party, park or beach!
Ingredients:
3 cups water
1 ½ cups dry quinoa
Raw kernels or 2 ears of organic corn (preferably white, if available), shaved right from the cob
2 avocados, sliced and cut into 1-inch pieces
3 Tbs. finely chopped red onion

Dressing Ingredients:
1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. Bragg Liquid Aminos or low-sodium tamari
1 Tbs. brown rice vinegar

Directions:
*Be sure to soak the quinoa overnight in water and rinse well before using.

In a saucepan bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat, add quinoa and simmer until the water is absorbed and the grains become translucent and soft (about 10 to 15 minutes). Pour the quinoa through a strainer and set it to the side in a bowl.

Blend all the dressing ingredients together in a blender until smooth, or simply add them to a small bowl and whisk well with a fork.

Add the kernels of corn to the quinoa, along with the avocado and chopped onion. Mix well. Pour the dressing on top of the mixture and mix well again.

For more information on Kimberly, The Beauty Detox Foods or her first book, The Beauty Detox Solution please visit:
http://www.kimberlysnyder.net/
or
http://beautydetoxfoods.com/

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.
Thursday, May 23, 2013

RG- CELL Ingredient Spotlight: Caviar

Not just for toping Oysters Romanoff or fancy dinner parties anymore! Caviar has become a sought after ingredient in some of today’s most advanced anti-aging formulas as it’s been found to speed up the natural production of collagen up to 67%. 
 
The mixture of vitamins A, D, B1, B2, B6 and amino acids glycine, lysine, histidine, arginine and asparagine, work together to intensify the process inside the skin cells while at the same time, slow down the aging process by moisturizing the skin.  A light moisture-retaining film protects the skin against external effects, including UV radiation, climate, dehydration and pollution. This protection fosters the reduction of superficial lines and wrinkles, thereby improving the skin's appearance.
Caviar also stimulates the regeneration of the skin and its components are well absorbed without allergic reactions.
RG-Cell is a new anti-aging serum formulated with the latest, technologically advanced ingredients, including caviar extract.  This serum works to stimulate the production of collagen, increasing skin firmness and elasticity while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a smother, silkier, vibrant, younger looking complexion.

Where to purchase: Available online via www.rg-cell.com for $99.99. 

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

4-in-1 Detoxifying Cleanser from Biore - your new multi-tasking hero!

With all we do throughout our day, the word “multitasker” doesn’t begin to describe most of our busy lives. So why shouldn’t your facial cleanser follow suit? Bioré’s 4-in-1 Detoxifying Cleanser cleans, tones, detoxifies, refreshes and truly does it all – just like you.
This unique, oil-free self-foaming cleanser wipes out over 93% of impurities, dirt and oil to leave skin healthier-looking and refreshed. “The easiest way to get on a good skincare regimen is to use effective multi-purpose products, like Bioré Skincare’s 4-in-1 Detoxifying Cleanser—cutting down on the products you use can help you stick to good skincare habits,” says Bioré consulting dermatologist Dr. Sapna Westley.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening Dream Team

Your face and hands are the first body parts to show signs of aging. For this reason, L'Occitane created two multi-tasking products to help diminish wrinkles, infuse skin with vitality and protect against future sun damage. Immortelle Brightening Shield and Brightening Hand Care will serve as a dream team to help fix your most delicate skin’s past and put its future on hold!
Immortelle Brightening Hand Care SPF 20 ($30)
A triple-action formula that helps smooth hands, even out skin tone and protect against UV rays. Hands are also protected with SPF 20 sunscreen to help your palms and fingers look ladylike longer.
Immortelle Brightening Shield SPF 40 ($58)
Made of Immortelle essential oil and Daisy extract, L’Occitane’s Immortelle Brightening Shield offers triple action benefits to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles, unify the complexion and protect skin against the sun’s harmful ultra violet rays.

Where to purchase: L’Occitane’s products may be purchased at usa.loccitane.com

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Memorial Day Must-Haves!!

Memorial Day Weekend is only days away, and whether you’re hosting the party or going away – you’re going to want to pack the perfect weekend party bag. With that said, I have prepared the ULTIMATE Memorial Day must-have weekend bag:

SPF: Always a MUST!!
SUN BUM has a collection of lotions (SPF 15, 30, 50, 70+) and continuous sprays (SPF 15, 30, 50, 70+), Face Sticks in SPF 30, as well as a pro line (SPF 30, 50) to ensure the best sun protection.
Prices range from $9.99 to $17.99 at www.trustthebum.com

 
Protect your hair!
TOUCHBACK PLUS is a system of dual UVA/UVB-protective shampoos and conditioners that help maintain hair’s optimum color intensity and prevent fading, while also providing superior dual UVA/UVB sunscreen protection and hydration.  
Price: 29.95 for Color and 24.95 for Clear at www.touchbackplus.com

Add pops of color to your hair with STREEKERS! With a rainbow of shades, Streekers allow you to change your look in an instant. Each candy-colored highlighting hue is true, temporary hair color. One shampoo and the color is completely washed away!
Price: $11.95 at www.streekers.com 

Get a fresh start!
Wipe face clean with LUMENE SENSITIVE TOUCH CLEANSING WIPES. These wipes will clean your face and take off all your makeup in one easy step - with no mess and no irritation. These alcohol-free wipes sweep quickly, gently yet thoroughly clean away dirt, oil and makeup from the skin without water. Once you start sweating, your pores open up and become unclogged which does wonders for your complexion. However, if you are still wearing makeup, it will seep into your opened pores and cause skin irritations and breakouts – so make sure to keep these must-have multi-tasking wipes on you at all times!
Price: $6.99 at CVS stores and www.cvs.com

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Lavanila: Saving Space In Your Luggage!

If you’re packing for a summer getaway, make sure to include Lavanila’s The Healthy Body Wash 2-in-1 Shower & Shave. The dual-action product is sure to provide suitcase space and cut down shower time.
The Healthy Body Wash 2-in-1 Shower & Shave will luxuriously lather while creating a soothing barrier for a close, non-irritating shave. Packed with nourishing ingredients that promote the development of healthy skin, this non-irritating wash soothes, cleans, and moisturizes!

Where to purchase: Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Body Wash 2-in-1 Shower & Shave retails for $14.00 and can be purchased at http://www.lavanila.com

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

See-No-Scar with Mama Mio!

They say every scar tells a story – thankfully, Mama Mio’s See-No-Scar is here to give yours a happy ending! Help speed recovery of embarrassing shaving knicks and pesky mosquito bite marks with this high-performance solution.
 
Mama Mio See-No-Scar ($37)
With proven ingredients to jumpstart the skin's healing process (and fuel skin regeneration below the surface), this scar treatment improves the texture, depth and color of scars. Ingredients Dimethicone and Vitamin E form a shield to protect scars and encourage their healing from within.

Where to purchase: Mama Mio products may be purchased at http://www.mamamio.com

DisclosureI was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Safe Haven Bluray Review


Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough star in this spellbinding romantic drama based on the novel by best-selling author Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook). When a mysterious, beautiful woman named Katie (Hough), moves to Southport, North Carolina, she sparks the interest of the locals, especially Alex (Duhamel), a handsome widower. Although she is attracted to Alex, Katie is reluctant to trust him – that is, until a new friend (Cobie Smulders) convinces her to give Alex a chance. But before long, a dark secret from Katie’s past threatens her happiness in this thrilling romance directed by Lasse Hallström (Dear John).

I am so happy I had the chance to review the movie Safe Haven. I didn't get the chance to go see the movie when it was in theaters. To my surprise it ended up in my mail for a review. Let me say I was so excited. I mean, who doesn't want to watch a movie about a guy and girl that fall in love and the guy is like the guy of our dreams, sweet, passionate, caring, protective, I could go on but you get what I am saying. It is a love story and a lot of us really enjoy a good love story.

I figured the best time to get to watch the movie was while the kids were at school and hubby was at work. I got my candy, popcorn, a drink, and a comfy blanket and relaxed. This movie had me hooked from the beginning to the end. From the storyline to how well the actors played their characters. It was so easy to get drawn into this movie. The movie offers tons of romance, passion, happy moments and of course the edge on your seat moments from the past. 

I don't want to spoil anything in case you have not seen it. But I will share a few things with you. The movie is about a guy with two kids that is raising them on his own because his wife has died. It has a very tragic start. A new girl moves into town and they slowly notice each other with those sparks that we have all felt before. Then they become closer and the romance really starts in the movie. Then you have the girls past come in and tries to ruin everything. But her guy is there to love and protect her.

I hope during my review I haven't ruined anything for you, I left out spoilers, in case you haven't seen the film. I would highly recommend you to watch this movie and get really comfy with some of your favorite junk food and relax. This is one that is worth watching more than once.

 About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE):  is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film, a News Corporation company. Representing over 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions as well as all third party distribution partners on DVD, Blu-ray™, Digital Copy, Digital HD™, and VOD (video-on-demand). Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

Where to purchase: You are able to purchase Safe Haven from Amazon and local retailers for $22.49.

Disclosure: I was sent products for free to review for my honest opinion, from either a PR agency or a company. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Get the Look: Zoe Saldana at the Star Trek: Into Darkness Premiere

Actress Zoe Saldana hit the red carpet for last night’s Los Angeles premiere of Star Trek: Into Darkness in a gorgeous, summery Rodarte dress and a loosely-knotted bun courtesy of celebrity stylist Mara Roszak. Inspired by her casual yet glam dress, Mara gave Zoe a chic, frizz-free updo that felt easygoing while still red carpet appropriate. 

 
Hair Serum Original Formula
Step 1 – Prep

To keep hair frizz-free all night, Mara applied John Frieda Frizz-Ease Serum Original Formula ($9.99 at drugstores) to wet hair and started to blow out Zoe’s hair in sections using a round boar-bristle brush.

Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing
Step 2 – Style

Once Zoe’s hair was completely dry, Mara started adding a wave with a 1 ¼ inch curling iron all over her head, wrapping each section away from Zoe’s face. Because Zoe’s hair has a natural wave and it’s summertime in LA, Mara applied John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Crème ($5.99 at drugstores) to her hair, loosening the waves as she ran her fingers through Zoe’s hair. Next, Mara pulled her hair into a low ponytail, securing it with an elastic, and wrapped Zoe’s hair into a bun and pinning it in place.

Moisture Barrier Firm-Hold Hair Spray 100% Shine Glossing Mist
Step 3 – Perfect

Leaving a few pieces of hair brushed out to frame her face, Mara sprayed her hair with John Frieda Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Hairspray ($5.99 at drugstores) to hold the style all night, and finished off the look by spritzing John Frieda Frizz-Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist ($5.99 at drugstores) to keep Zoe’s hair looking soft, shiny and healthy.

 Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

The Deep Part: Easy Addition to any Hairstyle

The deep part, seen on celebrities such as Gwen Stefani, Miranda Kerr and Alicia Keys, is an easy-to-do addition to any hairstyle for a dramatic look. Whether worn with hair up or down, curled or straight, this style can easily be achieved by following these steps below

(From left: Gwen Stefani, Miranda Kerr and Alicia Keys)
 
Step One: Start by prepping the hair with a shine-and body-enhancing product, such as UNITE Boosta Spray ($26.25).
 
Step Two: Next, using either a medium-barreled curling iron or a flat iron, straighten or curl the entire head.

Step Three: When finished, create a side part, and then part the hair from front to back, leaving layers out to frame the face.

Step Four: Finish off look with a flexible hairspray such as UNITE GO365 Hairspray ($31) to keep strands in place.

Where to purchase: All UNITE Hair products are available on UNITEHair.com.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

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Lock It In Serum
The BIOBLISS serum features hyaluronic acid to attract and retain skin moisture as well as Matrixyl 3000 peptides to stimulate collagen production while making the skin stronger and more elastic. Prickly Pear extract blocks the release of stress markers from sensory nerve cells in the skin and calms irritated skin. Use twice daily after cleansing and exfoliating.  ($70)

 Hydrate Lotion
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